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Roland Dyens (1955–2016)

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The news that Roland Dyens died has shocked the guitar-world, as he was one of the most important, most popular and most charismatic personalities of the contemporary guitar music; but with a range of audience by far exceeding the musical microcosm of the instrument.

With his triple role as a guitarist, composer and arranger, he has created works and concert experiences that defined critically the aesthetic and technical evolution of the classical guitar.

Roland Dyens was already a legend for guitarists and guitar lovers around the world. His early and dramatic death has nothing to add to that legend, only the feeling of a great loss to those who loved him as a musician and as a friend.

Grigoreas: Aegean Sketches (video & sheet music)

Composed for the Arion Guitar Festival, summer 2013, at Molyvos, Lesbos. Meant to be performed by the festival seminar student ensemble, taught and conducted by Eleni Skarkou.

The first part attempts to sketch the magical picture of Molyvos castle bathed in moonlight.

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The second part attempts to sketch the narrow alleys of the island of Syros, In the Footsteps of Markos (Vamvakaris).

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In the videos that follow, the music is performed by the Hesperia youth guitar orchestra, taught and conducted by Frangoulis Karayannopoulos.

Those interested may also download the score for free from:

1. Free-scores
or:
2. Musicaneo

Grigoreas: Bessy’s Valse (video)


Composed by Kostas Grigoreas
Performed by Bessy Diagoma (clas. guitar)
Album “Greek Guitarists play Greek Composers” (TIMBRO).
Listen & buy (cd or mp3) at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/greekguitaristsplaygreek
Produced by Kostas Grigoreas & Notis Mavroudis (http://www.tar.gr – Online Musical Μagazine)

Download score at http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=47117

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Alfonsina and the Sea (song-video)

One of the most beautiful songs of the 20th c., inspired by the tragic death of the Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni, who threw herself into the sea at Mar de Plata.

(If video cannot be played on your device alternately try: https://vimeo.com/154036487 )

“Alfonsina and the Sea”, Ariel Ramírez (music), Félix Luna (lyrics).
Aliki Kayaloglou (song) & Kostas Grigoreas (clas. guitar).
Guitar transcription by K. Grigoreas. Arranged by Nikos Kypourgos.
Lyrics’ translation in Greek by Agathi Dimitrouka.
Album “Songs from Spain and Latin America”.
Producer: Manos Hadjidakis (Sirius).
2015 digital remastering by K. Grigoreas.

Ará-pa-pám (Little John’s Lullaby) from “Innocent Suite”.

Composed by Kostas Grigoreas and performed by Vassiliki Leondari (clas. guitar)

Album “Greek Guitarists play Greek Composers” (TIMBRO)
Listen & buy (cd or mp3) at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/greekguitaristsplaygreek
Download score (all parts) at http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=46722
Album “Greek Guitarists play Greek Composers” (TIMBRO). Produced by Kostas Grigoreas & Notis Mavroudis (http://www.tar.gr – Online Musical Μagazine)

Grigoreas: “SUMMER MOODS” (Guitar by Kostas Grigoreas, live)

“Kostas Grigoreas in Concert” – a collection of live recordings.
“SUMMER MOODS”:◄1.Morning at the seaside, ◄2.Midday fiest, ◄3.Sunset. Composed & performed live by Kostas Grigoreas –
Album: “Guitar in the Greek Mode”
(buy at http://cdbaby.com/cd/kostasgrigoreas )
Live at Pithagorio Amphitheatre-Athens. Produced by Panos Pitsios. Audio mastering K.Grigoreas. Guitar made by Alkis Efthymiadis.

Grigoreas plays Hadjidakis: GUITAR DIPTYCH

“Kostas Grigoreas in Concert” – a collection of live recordings.
“Guitar Diptych” by Manos Hadjidakis from the album “The Guitar Notebook of Hadjidakis” – arranged by Tassos Karakatsanis
(buy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tetradio-Gia-Kithara-Kostas-Grigoreas/dp/B001KQXXZC )
Live at Pithagorio Amphitheatre-Athens. Produced by Panos Pitsios. Audio mastering K.Grigoreas. Guitar made by Alkis Efthymiadis.